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including nacho mama's that was where they were housed. several of the restaurants decided to give their sales to his favorite charities. >> the neighborhood plan we got everybody out here. it's a sendoff for you pal. >> it is. >> sc unny is the best. he's looking down and he's for >> believe in tomorrow provides hospital and housing services for ill children and their families. news time 4:55. here's coming up for you at 5:00 this morning. many children they have to walk to get to school. and this morning abc2 news sherrie johnson is going to have tips on how your children stay safe and walk to class safely. >> keep the real rhee count down but if you're -- calorie count down but what if you're doing it for no reason? the dieters may be getting themselves short of the simple pleasures. that's coming up in just a bit.
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baggage after you check out. and your morning cup of joe from starbucks could refresh you in more ways than one. they are now wanting to turn coffee grinds and old baked goods into laundry detergent and plastic. scientists are now testing out the process called biorefineries, they're going to mix them in with fun guy to ferment and then put them in a vat. they are then used to make things lake plastics and also types of medicine. well, he's no longer a hurricane but tropical storm isaac is making a mess across the gulf coast communities. "good morning maryland" at 5:00 begins right now. he was found guilty of killing cockeysville native and uva student yeardley love. this morning george huguely will find out how much time he's going to spend in prison.
and students at perry hall high school are rallying around daniel and lady gaga can make things better for him. the latest from new orleans on what we can expect in the coming hours as isaac remains in the scene there across much of the gulf coast. those stories are straight ahead on this thursday, august 30th. "good morning maryland," i'm charlie crowson. lynette charles is going to have a check of the forecast in just a bit and lauren is going to tell you everything you need to about the roads and nose closures as we get ready for the baltimore grand prix. misery is raining down right now on parts of the gulf coast. all the result of tropical storm isaac. flood waters theorizing. shocking -- they are rising, shockingly fast. president obama signed is disaster declaration for the hardest hit areas of louisiana and mississippi. one of them the plaquemines parish. the levees had broken and massive flooding up to 12 feet across parts of the parker that was hit especially hard during
hurricane katrina seven years ago. brandi hitt is live in new orleans with the very latest for you on this thursday morning. >> reporter: good morning, hundreds of people have already been rescued from flooded homes and hundreds more could be stranded right now. in fact one local sheriff's department is already calling isaac its own little hurricane katrina. isaac may have weakened into a tropical storm, but problems are growing along the gulf coast. >> we need some -- can we get some help? >> reporter: water spilled over the top of a critical levee flooding homes in rural plaquemines parish in a matter of minutes. >> we never seen anything like that. not even katrina. >> reporter: dozens of families had to be rescued by boat including small children. >> by the time we get -- they came. water is over the top of the roof. we had -- to break through the ceiling and come through the attic. >> reporter: this team put their lives on the line to rescue their neighbors before emergency crews could arrive.
>> we -- rescued a lot of people, saw a lot of things that ner thought you'd see. >> reporter: intense moments for them. and for those who barely escaped. thousands more have now been ordered to acuate and are filling shelters in louisiana and mississippi wondering if their homes will be spared. >> hope we still live but it's not it's still there. >> reporter: isaac's powerful winds have knocked down trees and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands in the region. the damage to homes and businesses are extensive. but so far, in new orleans, the new levee system created after hurricane katrina has passed isaac's test. >> it wasn't as bad as we thought it was going to be but still pretty bad. >> reporter: now as isaac continues to move north, river levels are expected to exceed critical flood stage in many areas and evacuations and rescues will continue here when the sun rises. reporting live in new orleans, brandi hitt, abc news, now back to you. two minutes after 5: on
this thursday morning. lynette has a check of the forecast. we see images every time something like this happens and et just breaks your heart for the people dealing with so much down there. >> it really does break your heart. the bad thing is that yes, it is is a tropical storm right now. but we know with isabel, maryland knows with isabel that tropical storms can be just as disastrous as a hurricane. so this is what we're looking at this morning as we slide into our region. we are nice and dry. not dealing with any type of wet weather. as of now. but we could see the remnants of isaac as we go into next week. but labor day weekend, looks pretty good as ok at at 63-degr edgewater. the -- 64 in edgewater. thwinds are calm right now. they could pick up in the afternoon. but this is what we have in store. you wake up this morning temperature at 68 degrees. and by lunchtime, we're at 84 and mostly sunny. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. weim we're at 84 and mostly sunny. let's get a check now of the c2 lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well the grand prix race will
cause some major traffic concerns this weekend. and some new closures to tech you about beginning at 7:00 tonight. pratt street still is going to operate on deys and here's ok at 95. heading sh do between key highway and pratt w be up to speed. and you are looking at just a 15 minute ride from 695 all the way into e city. other drive times new concerns on the jfx, you're looking at an 1 pink ride from the beltway to east fayette street. 695 great shape traveling the outer loop from 95 up to 83. that stretch will take you 11 minutes and you're looking at 11 minute ride no delays as well over on the west side. traveling the outer loop from 95 down to 95. charlie over to you. sentencing day for george huguely the former lacrosse player was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend yeardley love. the native was just days away from graduating and she was 22 years old. this morning abc2 news linda so is live outside the notre dame prep where love was a student.
linda? >> reporter: before heading off to college, yeardley love spent her high school e the notre dam prep where love was a student. linda? >> reporter: before heading off to college, yeardley love spent her high school years here at notre dame prep in towson. told, her ex-boyfriend -- today her ex-boyfriend george huguely will learn how long he'll spend in prison for killing her. the jury is recommending 26 years and his attorneys are asking for ency. the judge will make the final decision. earlier this year hugely was convicted of second degree murder and murder in love's death. he broke through her bedroom door and assaulted her and left her to die. it's expected the take a bit longer today. those who know huguely are expected to testify. love's mother and sister already testified during the sentencing phase so they're unlikely to take the stand again. but the judge can use their testimony and let fresh the love family to determine the final sentence. legal experts say in virginia, judges almost always take the
jury's recommendation. >> anyone that knows judge hogshire would be surprised if he deviated very much if at all from the 26 years recommend by the jury. >> reporter: the big question is, will george huguely take the strand himself? he will be given the opportunity to speak. he may choose not to because there's still a lawsuit filed against him by the love family. we'll stand by and bring you the latest. we're live in towson, linda so, abc2 news. and we'll have complete coverage on the sentencing today. that's expected to be around 1:00 this afternoon. christian schaffer-the news at and 56 and also follow us at abc2news.com. well, they're accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old and then shooting him in a field. today peoples jr. and carr and skeeters will be in court. they're accused of taking a 15- year-old boy from his home in reisterstown. he was later found in a field in maries vest with a gunshot wound to the head. he survived and is now back home this morning. well, it's official first day on the job is next
possibility but the new baltimore city police commissioner already getting up on the early work. ants knit bats will be in the southwestern district this morning. he's expected to address the officers just after 6:30 at roll call. his first official day on the job is september 27th. get lady gaga to baltimore to visit daniel. he was a victim in the perry hall shooting on monday. a stranger asked if she could help by creating is facebook page called lady gaga please visit daniel and the whole school is now banding together to get the pop star to come to baltimore for the visit. right now the page has nearly 20,000 likes. >> he has a suitcase that he keeps packed to go to california because one day he wants to marry lady gaga. >> she's on tour right now overseas until december and we put a call into her management company and we'll let you know when we hear back if them. we al put -- from them. we also put a link at our site.
abc2news.com, you can watch a youtube video to to lady gaga created by the students. today you can play the shots and then catch a concert at maryland live casino. today the new rams head center stage is going to be opening with the charlie daniels brand. the concert is 6:00 tonight and this was the enviation only and you better start seeing the show aftetonight. the venue holds up to 500 people through september while featuring headline entertainment every thursday night. it's all part of the grand opening celebration. weather be good for a concert tonight. >> exactly. awesome weather and this morning where we're nice and dry. a little bit on the cooler side this morning. just like we were yesterday. but we'll stake it just grab the sweater. look at the upper 50s in york and also frederick. even winchester at 65 degrees right now in baltimore and 63 hagerstown and also easton 65 degrees. culpeper around 66 degrees and get out there and enjoy your morning and your day. and we can even see a game today. yes the orioles playing the sox once again. the first pitch this afternoon
and we will warm up throughout the day but first pitch coming in right around 83 degrees, it's going to be a good one. a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well if you are heading into the city, you do want to watch out for some grand prix problems. now nothing is shut down as of yet but there will billion two way access to pratt street beginning at 7:00 tonight. light street is also going to be shut down at that time from key highway to pratt street. if you are using the jfx, no problems from towson all it will bay into the city -- all the way into the city and the tunnels are in great shape. no delays through the fort mchenry tunnel or the harbor tunnel. a live look at the west side of the beltway at wilkins avenue, fortunately everything will be up to speed here. just an 11 minute ride on the outer loop from 795 all the way down towards 95. charlie over to you. news time 5:09. the video time and again. someone on a phone or texting while walking and then something goes wrong. up next new numbers about whether the warnings about doing this are really making a difference and you might be
well, you can fall into a manhole and get hit by a car or crash into a lamp post but that's not stopping us from being on our phones while walking, a new study suggests that distracts walking is now taking its toll on teens. the number of teens injured in pedestrian accidents rose 25% during the course of the past five years. the study says this coincides with the growing prevalence of the teen gadget use. and this week students are back in school in of them ride thbus or they walk and on monday wood lawn high school student was hit by a car while walking to school. it happens more often than you may think. we're working for you this morning and abc2 news' sherrie johnson is live in towson this morning checking out what's going on with walking safety especially for kids. trying to get to school? >> reporter: exactly. you know we are here in towson at the intersection of register
avenue and york road. now this is a very popular intersection for students. you know we're not far from rogers port elementary school. these two schools have a large population of walkers. many of the walkers cross right here at this intersection. now there are crossing guards here to help, but it can still be pretty dangerous for kids. in 2009, more than 4,000 pedestrians died in traffic crashes and that's according to the national highway traffic safety administration. so you know crosswalk safety very important. and this morning, we have officer becky soule with the baltimore county police department to talk to us about safety for kids. good morning thank you for joining us. >> good morning. >> reporter: talk to us a little bit. what do parents and students need to remember about crosswalk safety as they're heading to school in the morning? >> well, when people are walking, i -- strongly suggest that where there's a crosswalk in place, especially when like we have here with the automatic signal, to press the button and it is the law that you have to
wait for the signal to change that indicates to start crossing which is walking figure. when the hand the solid hand pops up, that means to stop walking as you can see now, we have a walk signal. when the hand begins to flash the flashing rod hand that's a warning -- red hand that's a warning and a countdown will pop up. that indicates to pedestrians they may still enter the crosswalk but they have to use caution. when the red is solid red nobody is to enters the crosswalk. >> reporter: what are students doing wrong and what's the biggest problem you're seeing? >> the biggest problem we see as crash investigate cores is that people will cross the roadway not at a crosswalk and dart between vehicles. >> reporter: definitely don't want to do that. all right. well, coming up at 6:00 we're going to talk more about crosswalk safety and bus safety. thank you so much for being out here with us this morning. so good things to remember as students are heading out to school this morning. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. thank you. news time now 5:15. lauren standing by with a check of the roads and a lot is going to be changing in the next 24
to 48 hours. >> yes, whicher lee it's all about the -- charlie it's all about the grand prix. not until the weekend but still causing big problem right now. 395 is shut down at mlk. and beginning at 7:00 tonight, pratt street is going to be reduced just to two way local access between paca and south streets. light street also closed between key highway and pratt street. leave yourself extra time if you are coming into the city. a live look at 95 at 295, you'll notice everything will be up to speed there are no delays right now through the fort mchenry tunnel or the harbor tunnel. and for those of you in baltimore county, here's what the harrisburg expressway looks like at york road. 22 minutes altogether from the maryland pennsylvania state line all the way down to the beltway and it will remain clear on the jfx. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now for a look at the forecast we're joined by meteorologist lynette charles. good morning lynette. how's the weather shaping up for the grand prix? oh, it's -- iffy. let me break that down for you. saturday looks just fine. but then as we move into sunday
we'll see a few more clouds moving in and possibly some showers and then that will head into labor day. so saturday stellar but still iffy maybe isaac could move in here sunday and also monday. but for today we're not dealing with a whole lot. just a few high clouds streaming in across the area. most of the heavier clouds the thicker clouds to the south and the temperatures end dicktive of that. -- indicative of is that this morning. only about 65-degrees in baltimore and look at the 54 in e rhee. and then the further to the south you go we have plenty of clouds moving across that area. so the temperaturesar because again clouds act as a blanket. now we look at high pressure building in for today. that's going to be the story and that will continue even as we head into tomorrow. we slide to the south, we can see not hurricane isaac, now it is tropical storm isaac. so just ignore that. but this is weakening but it's still is a formidable tropical storm that's dumping rain across the gulf coast once
again and this is pushing to the north and it will trek to the east and bring us some showers possibly through the latter part of the weekend. but for we look at temperatures coming in at lunchtime today at 84 degrees. it will be mostly sunny and rmer. the seven day forecast looks like this. 90 on saturday and even hotter as we head into your next f days and be prepared for that. now over the charlie -- to charlie. isaac packed powerful punch and when it slammed into the gulf score tuesday night -- shore tuesday night and they now need help. the american red cross of central maryland is sending 20 people to join the 2700 others from louisiana to florida to help those affected by isaac. the volunteers are going to work in shelters and provide comfort to those who need it the most. >> it's serious, there's no question regardless of whether it's widespread or local. to the people who have lost their homes or are asked to evacuate the service is as important as life and death to
many people. >> the volunteers will also hand out food, water, and help with assessing the overall damage. well, eat this. don't eat that. seems every day we're getting new recommendations on healthy eating but does it really matter? up next, new research on what your calorie count could ultimately say about how long you may live. >> and when the gas prices going up, is there a prime time to buy? some experts say yes and the reason you may say is all about common sense. we continue in just a moment. for my terrible allergy congestion,
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around midday. if other stations they're raising their prices as well. experts also say wednesdays are usually the best day to fuel up because prices go up as the weekends approach. well, leftover cough free grinds may be one ingredient you may find in laundry detergent one day. scientists are testing a biorefinery process. it have cycles old grinds and baked goods in the detergents and plastics. scientists from hong kong are now working with star bucks in hong kong, they're working on that project. well, got any ideas for national security? your government now wants the hear from you. the deal now being offered from the white house and the challenge keep nukes away from terrorists. >> and talk about revenge. one guy going to extremes letting his ex-girlfriend know he's a little less than pleased. "good morning maryland" continues in just a moment. news time 5:27. >> good morning, topping america's money, a storm surge for gasoline. prices rose a nickel yesterday
to an average of $3.80 a gallon. that's the biggest one day jump in a year and a half. the federal reserve says the u.s. economy grew a little this summer and hiring improved as well. the central bank says stronger auto sales, tourism and home sales offset weakness in manufacturing. bank of america is checking account disclosures now fit on a single sheet of paper. other banks are also simplifying the information following pressure from consumer groups and congress. >> some restaurants with chipotle are reinventing math, customers getting receipt where is the totals were -- receipts where the totals were incorrect but always founded in a 0 or 5. that's america's money, i'm rob nelson.